Good Morning Covenant Families!

Mr. Hayward continues his series on Matthew 6 with Jesus' third argument against anxiety.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Let's sing Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing together with Mr. Maurer.
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of God's unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I've come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
let that grace now, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee:
prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.

Non Nobis
Our Grammar School students normally sing our school song,  Non Nobis  during morning assembly each day. We invite you to sing along with Mr. Maurer this morning!

Non nobis, Domine
non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory.
– Psalm 115:1
Senior Recognition | Ava Bryce
Ava Bryce has attended Covenant for 13 years. During her time here, she has participated in activities such as playing soccer and basketball, helping in the school drama, being a part of student government, and writing in the school newspaper. Ava will remember all of the fun times with her classmates, teammates, and cast and crewmates. She would like to thank each and every one of her teachers, especially Mrs. McClymont, who has been an example to Ava in her wisdom and passion for the visual arts, as well as her care and encouragement to her students. Ava plans on majoring in Studio Art at Messiah University in the fall of 2020.
Join the Pushup / Bible Memory Challenge
Day 2: To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. (Col 1:2)
Join Dr. Sonju for a 14 day Pushup and Bible memory challenge to end the school year. Here are the details:

  • Do 14 pushups each day in honor of the 14 days of school remaining when this challenge was launched.
  • Memorize 14 verses of the Bible (Colossians 1:1-14) by May 21st. You can use any version, but Dr. Sonju will be using the ESV.
  • On the last day of school, send a video of you completing your last set of pushups and then reciting all of Colossians 1:1-14 to Dr. Sonju.
  • A drawing will be held out of everyone who completes the challenge to select 3 GS and 3 US prize winners.
Memorization tips:
  • Write out the verses by hand on a 4x6 card. Or you can print this pdf. Keep the notecard with you everywhere you go, and take it out frequently to practice your verse(s).
  • Focus on memorizing one new verse each day, and then reviewing the verses you've already memorized at the end of each day.
  • The passage has a definite flow, so you may find yourself easily memorizing more than one verse at a time. That is fine, but make sure you do lots of review of the section you've already memorized.
  • Try your best to learn it word for word – no mistakes.
  • Review last thing before you go to sleep and first thing when you wake up.

Box Tops!

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, you can earn DOUBLE Box Tops with every qualifying purchase when you scan your receipt with the Box Tops app from now until May 10! This is a very easy way to support Covenant!
Resources for Parents

Helping Our Kids Through Grief & Disappointment Caused By COVID-19

As the weather warms up we can start to sense the end of the school year approaching. We typically enjoy many end of the year traditions together at Covenant and families may feel, in an extra strong way, a sense of loss, grief, and disappointment these next few weeks. This is a great article about helping our kids through the emotions caused by COVID-19.

Parenting with Words of Grace | An Interview with William P. Smith

If you didn't get a chance to watch Mr. Hayward's interview with Bill Smith, author of Parenting with Words of Grace , we've put the videos on our website so you can refer to them at any time. We hope it is an encouragement!

Prayer Requests

We know this is a trying time for many of our families. We have a prayer team in place who would love to hear from you! Please email with any prayer requests you may have.